UKCC 2021 – What’s New?

UKCC 2021 – What’s New?

Has there ever been a new year with so much uncertainty? 2020 has been a tremendously difficult year for so many people and heading into 2021 there is still a great deal of uncertainty for families and businesses. Whilst we are a bit later than usual we are happy to...
UKCC 2020 Roundup

UKCC 2020 Roundup

The Delancey UK Chess Challenge has come to a close, and what a journey it has been. The pandemic has changed the face of the UKCC this year. We’d like to start by thanking everyone who took part this year for helping us through a time of great turmoil and upset in...
UKCC Tournament Report 27th July

UKCC Tournament Report 27th July

This week seven UKCC tournaments took place. The three age groups of the blitz played and concluded their final preliminary. The second chess960 qualifiers took place on Saturday, again split into three age groups. Finally, the Racing Kings variant events concluded,...
UKCC Tournament Report 20th July

UKCC Tournament Report 20th July

Blitz Preliminary 5 The 3+1 blitz preliminary was a chaotic as always. Thousands of games were played over the course of the hour as players tried to balance the quick time controls with careful considered play. At the end, six players came within four points of each...

What’s New – 2020

UK Chess Challenge – New for 2020 “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind” C.S.Lewis Here we’d like to introduce a few of the changes to the competition for 2020 which we hope will help improve the overall experience for players, parents and...

Combination Turnaround

I am enjoying investigating this new book, which has just been published by Russian Chess House. Don’t be put off by the unfamiliar writing on the cover; the text inside is given in English too. The unusual aspect about most of the exercises in this book is that...